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SubjectRe: [PATCH v0] kernfs: Skip kernfs_put of parent from child node
On Fri, Apr 05, 2019 at 05:13:00PM +0530, Gaurav Kohli wrote:
>
> On 4/5/2019 5:03 PM, Greg KH wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 05, 2019 at 04:51:07PM +0530, Gaurav Kohli wrote:
> > > While adding kernfs node for child to the parent kernfs
> > > node and when child node founds that parent kn count is
> > > zero, then below comes like:
> > >
> > > WARNING: fs/kernfs/dir.c:494 kernfs_get+0x64/0x88
> > >
> > > This indicates that parent is in kernfs_put path/ or already
> > > freed, and if the child node keeps continue to
> > > make new kernfs node, then there is chance of
> > > below race for parent node:
> > >
> > > CPU0 CPU1
> > > //Parent node //child node
> > > kernfs_put
> > > atomic_dec_and_test(&kn->count)
> > > //count is 0, so continue
> > > kernfs_new_node(child)
> > > kernfs_get(parent);
> > > //increment parent count to 1
> > > //warning come as parent count is 0
> > > /* link in */
> > > kernfs_add_one(kn);
> > > // this should fail as parent is
> > > //in free path.
> > > kernfs_put(child)
> > > kmem_cache_free(parent)
> > > kmem_cache_free(child)
> > > kn = parent
> > > atomic_dec_and_test(&kn->count))
> > > //this is 0 now, so release will
> > > continue for parent.
> > > kmem_cache_free(parent)
> > >
> > > To prevent this race, child simply has to decrement count of parent
> > > kernfs node and keep continue the free path for itself.
> > >
> > > Signed-off-by: Gaurav Kohli <gkohli@codeaurora.org>
> > > Signed-off-by: Mukesh Ojha <mojha@codeaurora.org>
> > >
> > > diff --git a/fs/kernfs/dir.c b/fs/kernfs/dir.c
> > > index b84d635..d5a36e8 100644
> > > --- a/fs/kernfs/dir.c
> > > +++ b/fs/kernfs/dir.c
> > > @@ -515,7 +515,6 @@ void kernfs_put(struct kernfs_node *kn)
> > > if (!kn || !atomic_dec_and_test(&kn->count))
> > > return;
> > > root = kernfs_root(kn);
> > > - repeat:
> > > /*
> > > * Moving/renaming is always done while holding reference.
> > > * kn->parent won't change beneath us.
> > > @@ -545,8 +544,8 @@ void kernfs_put(struct kernfs_node *kn)
> > > kn = parent;
> > > if (kn) {
> > > - if (atomic_dec_and_test(&kn->count))
> > > - goto repeat;
> > > + /* Parent may be on free path, so simply decrement the count */
> > That's the wrong indentation :(
> >
> > And how are you hitting this issue? What user of kernfs is causing
> > this?
>
> Hi Greg,
>
> Thanks,  will fix comment indentation, seen during sys-executor running:
>
> We have only one instance , In logs below warning also came:
>
> WARNING: CPU: 4 kernel/msm-4.14/fs/kernfs/dir.c:494 kernfs_get+0x64/0x88
>
> which indicated parent is in put path.
>
> [  160.125151] Disabling lock debugging due to kernel taint
> [  160.130626] INFO: Allocated in __kernfs_new_node+0x8c/0x3c0 age=11 cpu=2
> pid=7098
> [  160.138314]     kmem_cache_alloc+0x358/0x388
> [  160.142445]     __kernfs_new_node+0x8c/0x3c0
> [  160.146590]     kernfs_new_node+0x80/0xc8
> [  160.150462]     kernfs_create_dir_ns+0x44/0xfc
> [  160.154777]     sysfs_create_dir_ns+0xa8/0x130
> [  160.158416] CPU5: update max cpu_capacity 1024
> [  160.159085]     kobject_add_internal+0x278/0x650
> [  160.163567]     kobject_add_varg+0xe0/0x130
> [  160.167606]     kobject_add+0x15c/0x1d0
> [  160.168452] CPU5: update max cpu_capacity 780
> [  160.171287]     get_device_parent+0x2d0/0x34c
> [  160.175510]     device_add+0x240/0xde0
> [  160.178371] CPU6: update max cpu_capacity 916
> [  160.179108]     input_register_device+0x5f4/0xa0c
> [  160.183686]     uinput_ioctl_handler+0x1184/0x2198
> [  160.202436] INFO: Freed in kernfs_put+0x2c8/0x434 age=14 cpu=0 pid=7096
> [  160.209230]     kernfs_put+0x2c8/0x434
> [  160.212825]     kobject_del+0x50/0xcc
> [  160.216332]     cleanup_glue_dir+0x124/0x16c
> [  160.220456]     device_del+0x55c/0x5c8
> [  160.224047]     __input_unregister_device+0x274/0x2a8
> [  160.228974]     input_unregister_device+0x90/0xd0
> [  160.233553]     uinput_destroy_device+0x15c/0x1dc
> [  160.238131]     uinput_release+0x44/0x5c
> [  160.241898]     __fput+0x1f4/0x4e4
> [  160.245127]     ____fput+0x20/0x2c
>
>
> during code review, I have found race between kernfs parent put call and
> child get call.

So this is a sysfs usage of this? Using input devices or cpu devices
for the stress test?

thanks,

greg k-h

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